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    Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education Book Giveaway

    Hola! Last week I gave away a copy of my Homeschooling 101 book, and this week I promised another giveaway for my newest book, Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education.     So let’s talk about today’s giveaway… Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education We start from day one … [Read More...]

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    30% off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 4

    Good morning! We only have 2 days left of our 30% off Fan Appreciation Sale. The sale will expire at May 22, 2015 midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** … [Read More...]

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    30% Off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 3

    Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying my week long sale, and today I have another fun giveaway for you! If you missed Monday and Tuesday posts, make sure to go back and enter to win the goodies on those days too! And as an added bonus, if you can’t wait to win it, you can always purchase now, and … [Read More...]

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    30% off Curriculum Sale Day 2!

    Good morning everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this week’s sale, and getting lots of fun curriculum for next year. Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! And if you did miss yesterday’s post, make sure to go back and check it out … [Read More...]

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    Annual 30% Fan Appreciation Sale!

    It’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! And just to say a big thank you to all of my readers, today I’m having a 30% off everything sale in my store! So lets get on with some serious savings! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or … [Read More...]

MAY
06
2015

FREE Thread Catcher Tutorial

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Good morning! I hope you are all ready for a home economics lesson today because I’m sharing a tutorial for an easy thread catcher. My girls each made one for their new sewing machines and I made one too! So what is a thread catcher? It’s basically a super cute trash can with a weighted pin cushion on top. These hang nicely by your sewing machine and come in very  handy when it comes to keeping little pieces of thread, fabric contained. Plus you can quickly access your pins while sewing too. And who doesn’t need a cute little trashcan in their sewing room? This post got a tad long, but I wanted to give you as many details as I could. By the way, this is a great project for younger sewers! My girls (9 and 11) each made their own bags. I did cut the fabric for them, but they did the rest all on their own. Sound like fun? Let’s get started! --> Download a FREE printable pattern for the Thread Catcher <--   Supplies: Pins Rotary cutter Scissors mat … [Read more...]

MAY
05
2015

Kindergarten Missing Numbers Worksheets

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I’ve had a lot of requests to add higher numbers to my K4 Preschool Curriculum missing numbers worksheets. So I’ve updated them to include 1-100 missing numbers worksheets to help add some challenge and fun into your day! The number activities are great for number recognition, counting skills, and logical thinking.   For those of you who don’t know, I also have missing letter activities that help work on alphabetical order along with uppercase and lowercase letter recognition. Simply read the set of numbers (or letters) to your student and then have them either say then write the missing number (or letter) in the blank spot. The downloads also include printable letter and number tiles if they prefer to glue the tiles into place rather than writing in the missing items. The Missing Letters activities include capital and lowercase A-Z worksheets. The Missing Numbers activities now include numbers 1-100. --> Click below links to download 1-100 Missing Numbers … [Read more...]

MAY
04
2015

2015 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule

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Hello readers! Today we’re taking a closer look at the 5th grade daily homeschool schedule that Turbo has been doing this year.   This is basically an outline of our day and things do change up a bit here and there. But for the most part, this is the schedule that Turbo is following this year. I didn’t let him pick an elective class this year, but I think I’ll allow everyone to pick one next year since Strawberry Shortcake’s photography class went so well. We switched things up a little this year, and instead of doing history and science everyday, we now alternate them doing both only twice per week. I did have to pick units for our science because we won’t get through the whole book in one year now, but several of them were repeats for us anyway. And I prefer alternating them each twice a week rather than trying to do both daily. Turbo is currently 10 years old, and in the 5th grade. He definitely has a filled schedule this year, but he’s doing great! Download a copy: … [Read more...]

MAY
03
2015

May 2015 Holidays and Fun Days

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Did you know that May is national BBQ Month? It’s also “date your mate” month, so I’m thinking a BBQ dinner date sounds in order, what do you think? What’s your favorite BBQ recipe or restaurant? Leave a comment below! Then again it’s also national blood pressure month, and that seems kind of contradictory. I’m thinking eating lots of BBQ might not be so healthy. Hmm… Holidays May 10 Mother’s Day May 5 Cinco De Mayo May 25 memorial Day Fun Days May 1 May Day May Day is celebrated around the world an usually signifies the celebration of spring and the coming of summer. Some like to celebrate by sharing May Day baskets typically filled with flowers. If you have little guys, you can do an easy flower planting activity using small terra-cotta pots. Or you can use colorful construction paper to create  May Basket art! May 2 Brothers and Sisters Day This day is to honor and celebrate our siblings! Have a sibling dear to you? Take some time today to call them up … [Read more...]

APR
29
2015

Farm Girl Vintage Giveaway!

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Calling all of my quilty friends, boy do I have a special treat for you all today! A couple of weeks ago, I did a getting started post on quilting and I mentioned one of my favorite etsy shops Stitches ‘n Giggles. Well Lori saw my post and as a thank you she has offered to do a giveaway for my readers! Yipee!! If you have been following me on Instagram, you’ve already seen my post on the super cute book called Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt! I’ve also posted some of my chosen fabrics for the online sew-a-long Lori Holt is doing called Farm Girl Fridays. The sew-a-long started on May 1, but there’s still time to join in the fun. Every Friday she’ll be posting a block with tips and inspiration for sewing said block! The Instagram #FarmGirlFridays hashtag is already buzzing with cute little projects, and so I definitely wanted to hop on board!     Which leads me back to my giveaway. When Lori asked me what I wanted to giveaway, I thought of the new Farm Girl … [Read more...]

APR
28
2015

May 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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Hi everyone! May is here (well it will be in two days) and that means we only have one more month until summer break! Not that I’m excited or anything. And we do some school over summer break just so we don’t experience brain drain or anything. But still, it’s mostly fun, sun, pool, and relaxation for us here at the Confessions house hold! And here’s my way of keeping it simple and getting me through this last month of chaos! Hope my monthly meal plans help you as much as they do me! Download the 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I hope this helps all you homeschooling warriors who are in the final stretch of the year! For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]

APR
27
2015

Teeny Tot Tuesday–Kindergarten Learning Games

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Good morning readers! And happy day to you all! We’re nearing the end of our school year, and then we’ll be heading out for a nice long summer break! But until then I thought you might like to see what the Teeny Tot is up to. Seriously I have to get her a new name. She’s definitely not teeny anymore. Well, she’s the teeniest one in our house, but I think at 6 I’m going to have to let go and give her a big girl name. Pardon me while I cry for a bit. As most of you know we’re doing a mix of my K4 Kindergarten and the Abeka Kindergarten this year. With some other goodies thrown in for good measure. If you want to see a complete list of what she’s been up to you can check it out in our 2014-2015 curriculum post. But let’s take a peek at some of her stuff for this week. I also found some pics of her doing the LOTW games, and she still loves to bust them out, so I included them just for fun Here she is practicing her handwriting. This is a A-Z, 1-9 Handwriting practice free download on … [Read more...]

APR
26
2015

6th Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule

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Good morning! Or afternoon. Or whatever time it is you’re reading this. Good day! Today I’m sharing our 6th grade homeschool schedule. This is basically an outline of our day and things do change up a bit here and there. But for the most part, this is the schedule that Strawberry Shortcake is following this year. She has had the pleasure of completing a photography class so she’s excited about that, and I think I’ll allow everyone to pick one elective next year since this one went so well. Strawberry Shortcake is currently 12 years old, and in the 6th grade. She definitely has a filled schedule this year, but she’s doing great and enjoying school! Download a copy: 6th Grade Daily Schedule PDF 6th Grade Daily Schedule Word Doc (Editable) Here is our basic 6th Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotions 9:00am – Daily Learning Notebook 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:30am – English 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Reading 11:30am … [Read more...]

APR
22
2015

How to Get Started Quilting Part 3 – Let’s Talk Fabric!

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Good morning! I hope you’ve enjoyed my How To Quilt series! I hope these posts have been helpful for you. Today I’m so excited to share the final part in my series, fabric. I’ve also added a section at the end of this post full of helpful links, websites, tutorials and more to help you get going!   But first let’s talk about the fun stuff, fabric! I warned you before that this was probably the most dangerous part of quilting. The fabric out there these days is to die for! And I’ve already gathered enough to keep me busy for the remainder of the year, possibly even next year. And it’s what, April? Yeah. Probably time to start sewing up my stash for sure! (Above pictured fabric is a mix of Bonnie and Camille for Moda lines) I quickly discovered a very large variety of quilting fabrics available to have fun with! There are so many lovely patterns, colors, manufacturers, and designers that it was like eye-candy heaven! Instagram has been a huge source of inspiration as well … [Read more...]

APR
21
2015

FREE Parenting Webinar–TONIGHT!!

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Hi everyone! Join Amy McCready and I for a FREE LIVE parenting webinar TONIGHT Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 PM, EST.   For those of you who don’t know, Amy is author of the awesome website, Positive Parenting Solutions, where she shares all kinds of great tips and tricks for parents! She is a regular on The Today Show and has appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, MSNBC, in The New York Times and more.   What’s the Webinar About? Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling (And who couldn’t use some help in that area right!?) I’ve hosted this seminar before and had several requests to repeat it since many of you were unable to attend. And quite honestly, it’s a good refresher for me as well. Unfortunately i tend to drift back into our old habits, so I always enjoy a good kick start to get us back on track! Who Should Attend: Frustrated parents of kids ages 2-16! A special note from Amy: Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You know she … [Read more...]